Thursday, 17 May 2007

Will the Sun help Climate Brown Shirts?

It's impossible to take an objective view of science and be anything other than extremely skeptical of the wild claims made about the consequences of climate change. Impossible.

As I've pointed out before, when the answer is socialism you should be extremely suspicious of what the problem is that's trying to be solved. When it relates to the environment then your suspicion should be raised to the proverbial eleven out of ten given socialism's catastrophic impact on the environment wherever it's been inflicted upon the poor, unsuspecting, about-to-be-immiserised masses.

It's completely obvious to anybody taking a fair minded look at the climate issue that the main driver of our climate is the great, orange, especially hot ball of energy in the sky known as the Sun.

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature we haven't got much time to act before it's too late...!
Our planet is just five years away from climate change catastrophe - but can still be saved, according to a new report.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) warns governments have until 2012 to "plant the seeds of change" and make positive moves to limit carbon emissions.

If they fail to do so, the WWF's Vision For 2050 warns "generations to come will have to live with the compromises and hardships caused by their inability to act".
Now, the sum total of real scientists that infest socialist front organisations masquerading as the environmental movement is somewhere less than 10%. However, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand how changes to the Sun's activity is going to play right into their hands.

According to NASA, which might have the odd rocket scientist working for them:
The Sun's Great Conveyor Belt has slowed to a record-low crawl, according to research by NASA solar physicist David Hathaway. "It's off the bottom of the charts," he says. "This has important repercussions for future solar activity."

The NASA article was released on May 2006, which seemed to be closely followed by even more shrill hysterics from the Climate Brown Shirts. I wonder why?

The Great Conveyor Belt is a massive circulating current of fire (hot plasma) within the Sun. It has two branches, north and south, each taking about 40 years to perform one complete circuit. Researchers believe the turning of the belt controls the sunspot cycle, and that's why the slowdown is important.

"Normally, the conveyor belt moves about 1 meter per second—walking pace," says Hathaway. "That's how it has been since the late 19th century." In recent years, however, the belt has decelerated to 0.75 m/s in the north and 0.35 m/s in the south. "We've never seen speeds so low."

...Hathaway's prediction should not be confused with another recent forecast: A team led by physicist Mausumi Dikpata of NCAR has predicted that Cycle 24, peaking in 2011 or 2012, will be intense. Hathaway agrees: "Cycle 24 will be strong. Cycle 25 will be weak. Both of these predictions are based on the observed behavior of the conveyor belt.

...If the trend holds, Solar Cycle 25 in 2022 could be, like the belt itself, "off the bottom of the charts."
I see. So in 2011-12 activity is going to be at its maximum and that will have what effect on our climate, exactly? Warm it up? OK. And in 2022 we're probably going to be in for a change that could bring on another Little Ice Age. And 2012 is the year they're telling us is when we have to changes in place...

Therefore, if we follow the green-wrapped socialists' advice and slash our wrists now by reducing carbon emissions, things will warm up for a bit before really cooling down as the 'effect' of cutting emissions kicks in.

What a remarkably cynical guy I am to think that those supposedly sooo concerned with the environment would play political games. Why, it's almost like saying that the only reason 1990 was picked as the base year for Kyoto was so that there would be little effect on Western Europe's economy. Oh, wait...

If Climate Brown Shirts continue to make their claims based on the entirely predictable effects of solar activity then the Sun will indeed be a great friend for them.

2 comments:

Jay said...

And the net climatic effect for dismantling the economies of the west will be...zero.

The global effect of destroying the most advanced and productive economies of the world in the name of global warming will be catastrophic. But the moonbats of the ecological extreme far left would love to see 85% of the population of the world die off.

Jack Lacton said...

That's right, Jay, and once we've died off the remainder can live like they do in Africa - an environmental basket case.